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City Edmonton
State/Province Alberta [AB]
Job ID EDM-10-13
Title Marketing / Communications Writer
Category Full Time Permanent
Position Overview ISL Engineering and Land Services is looking for a full time Marketing/Communications Writer to join our Creative Services Team. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for a variety of corporate writing tasks. Working within the Marketing and Creative Services group in our Edmonton corporate head office, the position supports internal communications as well as business development needs for all 12 offices in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Responsibilities • Write, edit and update brochures, ads, press releases and newsletters, along with other materials as directed
• Ensure internal and external communication materials are relevant, accurate and up-to-date
• Manage internal communications channels while collecting and disseminating content
• Prepare and modify presentations for internal and external audiences
• Prepare video storyboards and scripts for online video presentations and learning and development; assist further if your skills permit
• Proofread, edit and rewrite a wide range of materials, copy-edit as required
• Work with graphic designers on layout issues
• Follow ISL styles and formats to ensure brand integrity is maintained
Media
• Initiate and maintain existing contact with media sources
• Communicate stories, events and announcements to local, provincial and national trade and traditional media as required
• Monitor the media for ISL coverage
• Coordinate media announcements
Social & Online
• Update internal and external website as required
• Assist in the execution of the social media strategy through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
Requirements • Completion of a marketing and/or communications related Diploma/Degree
• Three to five years of proven experience working in marketing/communications
• Proficiency with social media tools including; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
• Demonstrated ability to write effectively
• Excellent Word and PowerPoint skills
• Good Adobe skills such as Photoshop, an asset
• Good HTML and web tool skills, an asset
• Able to work independently and handle multiple projects
• Willing to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly-organized and proactive, a self-starter who enjoys "owning" projects and following through from start to finish
• Experience interacting with team members from brainstorming a new piece of collateral, providing creative direction, and giving feedback
• Ability to develop, plan and implement short and long-term objectives and goals
• Can anticipate needs, think logically and strategically, exercise good judgment and act independently
• Comes to work each day with a smile and a 'get the job done' mentality
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